This is an analysis of the poem Antiphon (I) that begins with:

Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing
'My God and King.'... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AX bbcc AX dddd AX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,2,4,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 101101010101 1111 1011111 011101 010111 010111 101101010101 1111 1010111 111101 101101 110101 101101010101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 89
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Antiphon (I);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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